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  • News | Turin 2006

    When Kjetil André Aamodt started his golden quest

    With eight Olympic podium places and four gold medals, no one has topped this achievement in Olympic Alpine skiing. From his first to his last title, Kjetil André Aamodt was a Super-G champion who turned expectations on their head. From the young 19-year-old unknown in Albertville 1992, to the 34-year-old outsider in Turin fourteen years later, he had to believe in himself when no one else did.
    18 Feb 2020 | Olympic News, Norway, Alpine Skiing, Albertville 1992, Lillehammer 1994, Salt Lake City 2002, Turin 2006
  • News | Olympic News

    The legend of Norway’s Attacking Vikings lives on

    In climbing on to the podium at PyeongChang 2018, Ragnhild Mowinckel and Nina Haver-Løseth won Norway’s first Olympic medals in women’s Alpine skiing in 82 years. The two were inspired in their childhood years by the exploits of the so-called “Attacking Vikings”, the new wave of Norwegian Alpine skiers who took the country to the top of the sport in the early 1990s and have helped it stay there ever since.
    13 Mar 2019 | Olympic News, Alpine Skiing, Norway
  • News | PyeongChang 2018

    Alpine skiers serve up historic feats as Ledecká wins shock gold

    In the Alpine skiing speed events at PyeongChang 2018 Norway’s Aksel Lund Svindal won his country’s first ever Olympic downhill title and Italy’s Sofia Goggia claimed a maiden women’s downhill crown for her nation, while Ester Ledecká of the Czech Republic caused a sensation by storming to women’s super-G gold and Austria’s Mathias Mayer outstripped his Norwegian rivals to prevail in the men’s super-G.
    21 Mar 2018 | PyeongChang 2018, Alpine Skiing, Olympic News
  • News | Nagano 1998

    Veteran Olympian Crétier signs off with surprise gold

    Alpine skier Jean-Luc Crétier caused a huge upset at the Olympic Winter Games Nagano 1998. Having never won a major race previously, the Frenchman held his nerve to claim a stunning downhill gold.
    23 Nov 2017 | Alpine Skiing, Nagano 1998, Olympic News, France
  • News | Sochi 2014

    Aksel Lund Svindal, up there with the greats

    Reigning Olympic super-G champion Aksel Lund Svindal is one of the greatest Alpine skiers of the last decade and will be on the prowl for medals in four events at Sochi.
    08 Jan 2014 | Sochi 2014, Olympic News
  • News | Salt Lake City 2002

    Aamodt silences the doubters with double gold

    The extraordinary career of Kjetil André Aamodt took another dramatic twist in Salt Lake City. The Norwegian Alpine skier had been competing on the Olympic stage since the 1992 Winter Games in Albertville and he arrived in Salt Lake City with two bronzes, two silvers and a gold to his name already.
    18 Feb 2002 | Salt Lake City 2002, Olympic News, Norway, Alpine Skiing
  • News | Salt Lake City 2002

    Ice cool Strobl takes downhill gold

    Hermann Maier (AUT), who had been the best downhill skier in the four years since the Nagano Winter Games in 1998, was a notable absence in Salt Lake City. The Austrian was not just hugely charismatic but also, on his day, exceptionally fast. He had won the 1999 World Championship title and the 2001 World Cup, and was widely tipped to be one of the favourites for the 2002 Olympic title.
    10 Feb 2002 | Salt Lake City 2002, Olympic News, Alpine Skiing, Austria
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